GEORGE WASHINGTON OPEN
February 23-25 or 24-25, 2018
Westin Tysons Corner, Falls Church, VA
US Chess Junior Grand Prix
February 23-25 or 24-25 Virginia
Trophies Plus Grand Prix Points: 100 (enhanced)
3rd annual George Washington Open. 5 round Swiss, 40/100, SD/30, d10 (2-day option, rds 1-2 G/60, d10), Westin Tysons Corner, 7801 Leesburg Pike (VA-7), Falls Church, VA 22043 (from the east, take I-66W to VA-7, from other directions, take I-495 to VA-7). Free parking, free shuttle to Tysons Corner Center and Metro. 25 minutes drive from Washington, 50 minutes from Baltimore.
$15,000 GUARANTEED PRIZE FUND
Major Section (1800/up): $1800-900-500-300, clear or tiebreak 1st $100 bonus, top U2300/Unr $600-300.
Under 2100 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1900 (no Unr) $600-300.
Under 1800 Section: $1200-600-300-200, top Under 1600 (no Unr) $500-250.
Under 1500 Section: $1000-500-250-150, top Under 1300 (no Unr) $400-200.
Under 1200 Section:
Unrated may not win over $100 in U1200, $200 U1500, $400 U1800; balance goes to next player(s) in line.
MIXED DOUBLES BONUS PRIZES: best male/female 2-player team combined score among all sections: $400-200. Team must average under 2200; may play in different sections; register (no extra fee) by 2 pm 2/24. Prize limits do not apply to mixed doubles.
Top 4 sections entry fee: $108 online at chessaction.com by 2/21, 3-day $113, 2-day $112 if check mailed by 2/14, $120 at site (no checks, credit cards OK) until 1 hour before round 1 or online until 2 hours before round 1.
Under 1200 Section entry fee: All $40 less than top 4 sections entry fee.
All sections: Re-entry $50, not available to go from Major to Major. GMs, IMs & WGMs free in Major; $100 deducted from prize.
3-day schedule: Reg. ends Fri 6 pm, rds. Fri 7 pm, Sat 11 am & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
2-day schedule: Reg. ends Sat. 10 am, rds Sat 11 am, 2 pm & 5 pm, Sun 10 am & 3:15 pm.
Half point byes: OK all, limit 2, Open must commit before rd 2, others before rd 3.
Hotel rates: $104-104, 1-866-716-8108, reserve by 2/9 or rate may increase.
Room sharing: Post a request to share a room on the USCF "All Things Chess" Forum. If you have difficulty posting, email your request to Continental Chess and we will post it for you.
Car rental: Avis, 800-331-1600, AWD D657633, or reserve car online through chesstour.com.Ratings: February official USCF rating list used. Unofficial uschess.org ratings usually used if otherwise unrated. FIDE ratings not used for US players.
Entry: chessaction.com or Continental Chess, Box 8482, Pelham NY 10803. $15 service charge for refunds. Questions: www.chesstour.com, www.chesstour.info, 347-201-2269. Entries posted at chessaction.com (online entries posted instantly).
BRING SET, BOARD, CLOCK IF POSSIBLE-
BLITZ TOURNAMENT Saturday 9:30 pm, enter by 9:15 pm.